Building Your South Russian Ovcharka a Dog House

Posted by on Mar 26, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, South Russian Ovcharka | Comments Off on Building Your South Russian Ovcharka a Dog House

Build a House for Your South Russian OvcharkaMore than 50% of owners permit their South Russian Ovcharkas to live inside and sleep on their couch or in their owner’s bed. For those of y’all who are interested in how to build a dog house for your South Russian Ovcharka, to follow are our simple rules to follow when determining the type of house you want to build for your South Russian Ovcharka.

Building Your South Russian Ovcharka a House: Size

1. You should begin your house building process by ensuring the house is big enough to fit your South Russian Ovcharka’s potential mature size. As humans, we enjoy having around two feet of air above us in a room in order to live without feeling claustrophobic. Your South Russian Ovcharka will also appreciate having that much space. The target zone for both people and South Russian Ovcharkas is approximately 1/3 of their standing height. To figure out how much space the South Russian Ovcharka will need go get a tape measure and measure your South Russian Ovcharka. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and most importantly measure the full dimension of the South Russian Ovcharka when he is in the most comfortable, relaxed and stretched out position he can get into. Your South Russian Ovcharka should be able to gaze out the front entrance while both standing up and sitting. So the South Russian Ovcharka will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his belly, make sure that door is tall enough. Stand above the South Russian Ovcharka and measure the breadth of the broadest point of the South Russian Ovcharka’s shoulders.

Building Your South Russian Ovcharka a Dog House: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to elevate the dog house several inches from the ground to permit air and water to flow underneath. To dissuade pests from invading the house, and taking your South Russian Ovcharka’s health into consideration, remember how important air circulation is. Install a few nickel-sized holes in the panels below the eaves. Install a wind block inside the dog house so the South Russian Ovcharka can use the heat of its body to heat up the space if it is extremely cold or breezy outside. Consider adding a partial wall which will help your South Russian Ovcharka to escape the unpleasant weather. Your South Russian Ovcharka can decide to just sleep in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner sanctum. Your beloved pet would probably love having a cushion or some sort of bedding to snooze on.

Building Your South Russian Ovcharka a House: Weather Resistant

3. To prevent rain coming into the house make the floor just a little bit slanted toward the door and construct the roof a bit angled, as well. Make sure the house is well insulated but you should not paint the inside.

4. In America most storms come from the south and west so ensure the dog house is facing a different direction. Most dog house blueprints recommend that the dog house entrance faces east. The cold air will not be able to whip through the entryway then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your South Russian Ovcharka’s Dog House

5. It is suggested that you put hinges on the roof when you build your South Russian Ovcharka a house. This makes it simpler for you to clean your South Russian Ovcharka’s house. You should empty your South Russian Ovcharka’s house as frequently as you give your South Russian Ovcharka a bath.

South Russian Ovcharka Dog House: Conclusion

If your South Russian Ovcharka lives outdoors then he deserves to have a suitable place to sleep and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these simple tips on building a dog house for your South Russian Ovcharka will help you begin.

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